Corporate Knights

Media, research and financial products

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

www.corporateknights.com

About Corporate Knights 

Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, uses the latest data and analysis tools to empower markets to make the world a better place. Corporate Knights is comprised of three divisions, which rate, animate and agitate to drive this shift to a more symbiotic form of capitalism.

1.     Corporate Knights Capital team provides quantitative sustainability services for investors and benchmarking services for corporates. The division also leads external research initiatives, including the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking released each year at the World Economic Forum and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges.

2.     Corporate Knights Magazine publishes the world's largest circulation magazine focused on sustainable business.  It is distributed quarterly in The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail, and to 30,000 of the world’s most influential business and political decision-makers.

3.     Corporate Knights acts as a secretariat for The Council for Clean Capitalism, a council of companies working to catalyze policy changes so that sustainable activity in the economy is better rewarded and financed.

We believe that business must be part of the solution to the major challenges facing our planet and civilization. Structures that integrate this into the corporate DNA are a necessary part of that.

The Change We Seek®

We seek a new economic system of clean capitalism in which prices incorporate social, economic and ecological benefits and costs, and actors know the full impacts of their marketplace actions. 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

26
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
82
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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